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Sensory Garden Opens at Dun Laoghaire Adult Services

Two men and one wheelchair user in front of a sunny garden wall

Enable Ireland Dun Laoghaire Adult Services aim was to improve their current garden and enhance it further to create a sensory garden (please see pictures attached). This was made possible by the grant provided to us through the Communities Facilities Scheme applied for through  DLRCOCO of which we were very grateful. 

This garden project was done in partnership with the Enable Ireland Services Users and Staff, the Service User garden group, the gardening trainer provided by the Education Training Board Dun Laoghaire (ETBDL) and the support of the Methodist Church and Sandymount garden centre. Through partnership with these local stakeholders we have been able to use their expansive knowledge to help us design, plan and create our new sensory garden. 

The sensory garden will be of benefit and be able to be used by the Enable Ireland Service Users, the Methodist Church Community and the all the local community groups that use the centre and garden facilities.

It is hoped that this garden project has promoted equality issues and raised disability awareness through creating an accessible sensory garden and that through ties with local groups this will encourage further community development and promote integration.

Overall we believe the benefits of our new sensory garden have been a positive impact on the health and well-being of those involved in the project. We now have a beautiful, tranquil, relaxing garden for all to experience and enjoy.

Gary Morris

Enable Ireland
Dun Laoghaire
August 2018